A collecting forum. CollectingBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » CollectingBanter forum » Collecting newsgroups » Paper Money
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Andrew Jackson coin?

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old January 13th 04, 06:32 PM
external usenet poster
Posts: n/a
Default Andrew Jackson coin?

Hello All,

I read this board, but haven't posted in a long time.
My Andrew Jackson web site got a question I can't answer and I was hoping that
one of the experts here might know what my questioner is asking about. Here's
his question:

Dear sir, I have a coin or medallion of andrew jackson on 1 side it has a side
profile in the center of the coin, with words" Andrew Jackson President of the
United States" circling the outside wth the date "A.D. 1829" at the bottom, On
the other side it has the words"Peace and Friendship" with two hands clasped
in a handshake in the center and what appears to be a tomohawk and peace pipe
crossing each other at the top of the coin. I am curious about this item can u

Can anyone help us out?
Old January 13th 04, 11:07 PM
external usenet poster
Posts: n/a

This could be an example of the 'Presidential' series of medals produced by
the US Mint for public sale. Or, it could be the 'Indian Peace' medal for
Jackson's presidency. What is needed to determine this is the following:

What is the metallic content (Bronze/Copper? Silver?)?

What is the size?

What is the condition?

If it is large, silver and in rather poor condition, it could be an original
Indian Peace medal from the Jacksonian era and valued at ...A LOT!!!!

If it is smaller, bronze or copper, and in 'excellent' condition, it
probably is a modern 'Presidential' series medal and valued at...not much.
These medals are still available from the Mint at nominal cost.

In any event, ask the same question in rec.collecting coins and you may get
a more comprehensive answer.

I read r.c.c and this newsgroup everyday, which in and of itself doesn't
make me an expert, however, I replied to this question here because it was
convenient for me to do so.


Jay in Garrison, TX

reply, if ya' wanna, to

Old January 14th 04, 12:26 AM
Ken Barr
external usenet poster
Posts: n/a

In article , "whohah"

This could be an example of the 'Presidential' series of medals
produced by
the US Mint for public sale. Or, it could be the 'Indian Peace' medal
for Jackson's presidency. What is needed to determine this is the


More likely is that it is one of the medals from the
Shell Oil Co. "Mr. President" series issued back in the
1960's. They are quite common and usually retail for
around a quater or so ... if I get time tonight I'll
try to find one in my exonumia junkbox, shoot a pitcher,
upload it to to my website and post a link here ...

Ken Barr Numismatics
P. O. Box 32541 website:
San Jose, CA 95152 (souvenir cards, MPC, Hickey Bros tokens)
408-272-3247 Next show: San Jose Coin Club 01/16-18/2004, table 313
ADVANCED NOTICE: ANA World's Fair of Money, San Jose, CA 7/27-31/2005

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coin Web sites Reid Goldsborough Coins 77 November 11th 03 12:39 PM
How to avoid getting cheated on eBay - periodic post Reid Goldsborough Coins 1 August 16th 03 01:30 AM
Should I be worried about coin damage? Ron Coins 8 August 1st 03 03:38 AM
Help on telling repro Linda Coins 11 July 30th 03 02:03 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2018 CollectingBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.